Book Review: MockingJay (book 3 in The Hunger Games)

Continuing on in the trilogy Mockingjay skips no time in where Catching Fire leaves you. With the previous arena destroyed Katniss find herself rescued by the rebels. The book explores more into District Thirteen, the destruction of District twelve and the rebellion itself. Gale becomes a more central character in the book. Katniss’s relationship with Gale is also further explored as through the past two books they have both gone through some very big changes.

Mockingjay: The Final Book of the Hunger Games

Katniss really has started accepting and further understanding her role as a leader or symbol for the rebellion. Her struggles with role are take from a good perspective considering the young age of the character. Additionally a brainwashed Peeta gives a completely different spin on the way you think things are going. Which brings me to honestly, my only ‘problem’ with this part in the trilogy, at times it appears as though too much is going on, with a lot of little side stories trying to mix with each other, at times it doesn’t always come off entirely organic.

This book takes a transition outside of certain realms within the last two books. The futuristic aspects are more noticeable. The use of media to promote the rebellion and the war doesn’t lack at all and really helps drive home the importance in this era on the televised reality aspect even further. With no ‘Hunger Games’ in this book, the action is reserved for more of a war-time type of action.

Once again the detail doesn’t lack within the story. I personally enjoy the way Suzanne Collins really paints a clear picture of the capital, it doesn’t make it hard at all to imagine the rubble, the explosions, it all reads very vividly.

While there has been some mixed reviews regarding the ending, I enjoyed it. Personally, I don’t what else some people wanted. I felt a great deal of closure and reality was provided to the ending, but the best way to find out is to read it for yourself!

About Christopher Massardo


Christopher Massardo is a writer, creative director, publisher and former fashion stylist based in Ottawa, Canada. Massardo's work has been published in PRESS the fashion, Dolce Vita, Italian Vogue, Capital Style, Wedding Dreams, Canadian Brushstroke, Papercut, Supplementaire, IDOL, Photographer & Muse and more. His first book, "The funny, horrible and (possibly) true stories of #setlife" was released on May 15th and has been talked about on CBC Radio, CTV and Daytime Ottawa. Not to mention a hit amongst fashion bloggers including Style x Beauty Department, 613Style, Homoculture The Polished Pretties, Loafers & Polish and more!

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Christopher Massardo

Christopher Massardo is a writer, creative director, publisher and former fashion stylist based in Ottawa, Canada. Massardo's work has been published in PRESS the fashion, Dolce Vita, Italian Vogue, Capital Style, Wedding Dreams, Canadian Brushstroke, Papercut, Supplementaire, IDOL, Photographer & Muse and more. His first book, "The funny, horrible and (possibly) true stories of #setlife" was released on May 15th and has been talked about on CBC Radio, CTV and Daytime Ottawa. Not to mention a hit amongst fashion bloggers including Style x Beauty Department, 613Style, Homoculture The Polished Pretties, Loafers & Polish and more!